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Web Designer

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Midwest New Media, LLC, a Cincinnati web design and development company, seeks an energetic and experienced web designer for a part-time contract position. The time commitment for this position will vary depending on the required workload, and is negotiable. We are looking for someone who has:

  • A passion for communication and consistent availability during business hours (U.S. Eastern)
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • The drive to get things right the first time and to pay attention to the smallest of details
  • The ability to deliver work on time and on budget
  • A positive attitude and the ability to receive and adapt to constructive criticism and differing viewpoints
  • The ability to solve problems independently and creatively
  • A flexible mindset, with the ability to adjust the approach to a project depending on a its requirements and budget

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of five continuous years of professional web design experience, with some freelance experience
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience building and managing websites using WordPress
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with responsive design principles

Preferred, but not required, qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with the Genesis framework for WordPress
  • Experience with PHP and MySQL
  • Familiarity with concepts relating to disability compliance, particularly WCAG 2.0
  • Experience with videography and motion graphics
  • Knowledge of organic and local SEO principles
  • Proximity to Cincinnati, Ohio and/or the ability to travel occasionally

The person we select for this position would report to and collaborate with our small team of project managers. Responsibilities would include:

  • Assisting with planning and information-gathering for upcoming projects
  • Preparing custom design concepts for website and web-based applications
  • Occasionally designing logos and other graphics such as banner ads and icons

To apply, please send us a quick note about yourself, explaining why you would be a good fit for our team, and include your resume, desired compensation (hourly and/or per project), the number of hours you are available per week, and at least five examples of your best work (a link to a portfolio is fine). To help us weed out those who don’t read instructions, please include the exact phrase “I’m an excellent designer with a positive attitude” somewhere within your message. (Of course, we wouldn’t want anyone to lie, so if that statement isn’t true, then it would be best to not apply!)

We are seeking individuals only; no agencies or recruiters. Must be located in the United States. No phone calls, direct emails, or messages sent through social media, please.

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